Arnold Schwarzenegger on the State of the State

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In his State of the State address, Governor Schwarzenegger said tonight that California has the ideas of ancient Athens and the power of Sparta.  He said this state can lead the nation and the world into the future, and he called for massive new borrowing to equal the $43 billion in bonds passed by voters last year.  He reminded reminded the legislature of last year's bipartisan agreements on the minimum wage, prescription drug costs and reducing greenhouse gases, and proposed that California move away from fossil fuels and foreign oil.  We hear what he said and how he said it, and talk with several commentators, including historian Kevin Starr, who helped shape the Governor's vision.

Credits

Guests:
Bill Bradley - New West Notes, Arnold Steinberg - Republican political strategist, Kevin Starr - (1940-2017), Peter Schrag - longtime writer on California politics

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Karen Radziner, Frances Anderton